Course for Specialized Drysuit Training

Course for Specialized Drysuit Training

Dry suits can make diving more enjoyable any time water temperatures drop below the mid 70s - and are essential in water below 60°F, or when depths approach 100 feet and beyond. Dry suits open the door to activities such as deeper wreck diving and ice diving, and can extend your diving season well beyond just the warmest months of the year.

Safely using dry suits, however, requires special training. That's where the Drysuit Diver specialty course comes in.

Among the many things you will learn as part of this program:

Dry Versus Wet: How dry suits keep you warm in ways no wet suit can ever hope to match

Dry Suits and Accessories: A comprehensive guide to dry suit features and materials, as well as to undergarments, hoods, boots, gloves and other accessories that are unique to dry suit use.

Using Dry Suits: How to plan and organize dry suit dives, as well as to the specialized procedures for donning dry suits, ascents and descents, and buoyancy control under water (as well as what to do when the unexpected happens).

Dry Suit Care and Maintenance: Getting the most from your investment in a dry suit.

This course is open to divers who are:

At least 15 years old.

At least 12 years old for Jr. certification

Certified to the Open Water Diver level or equivalent.

Able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician's approval prior to the start of class.

This course consists of:

Self study.

1 classroom session.

1 pool session.

2 open water training dives.

Classes take place at the following places and times:

Classroom sessions take place at The Dive Shop. We have weekday classes that run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Morning, afternoon, and weekend classes available upon request.

Pool sessions take place at The Dive Shop following the classroom session.

2024 Dates 

March 2
April 6
May 11
July 31
September 5
October 21

Local open-water training dives take place Saturday or Sunday.


The course fee is $175.00 per person and includes:


Certification Card

Dry Suit

Students are responsible for:

Digital Materials Fee: $75.00

Thick pair of socks

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

Mask, snorkel, fins.

Adequate exposure protection.

One cylinder per dive, per day.

Weight system, weights.

Buoyancy Control Device (BC).

Regulator/alternate air source.

Depth gauge/timer or computer.

Surface Marker Buoy

Thick pair of socks

All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

2024 Dates 

April 27
May 18
October 26

More dates to come